Fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, Erick Carlos “Indio Brabo” Silva was victorious at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” which took place at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 9, 2018. It was the second time he won in the Brave Combat Federation cage.
Silva replaced Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady of Jordan as the opponent of Erik “The Last Viking” Carlsson of Sweden at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution.” Carlsson and Silva competed in the lightweight division, which is currently dominated by reigning Brave CF Lightweight Champion Ottman Azaitar of Morocco.
After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight bout between Silva and Carlsson was left in the hands of the judges. All three judges gave it a unanimous decision in favor of the Brazilian contender.
When Silva made his Brave CF debut on April 22, 2017 at “Brave 5: Go for Glory,” he lost to Brian Hooi of the Netherlands via split decision. On November 17, 2017, Silva returned to the Brave CF cage and lost to Al-Selwady via technical knockout via doctor stoppage at “Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions.”
By defeating Carlsson at “Brave 13: Europe Evolution,” Silva improved his record to 22 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Carlsson now has 6 wins and 4 losses.
In the co-main event of the evening, Norman “Stormin” Parke of Northern Ireland defeated Myles “Magic” Price of Ireland via unanimous decision. In the main event of the evening, reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of the Philippines successfully defended his title from Frans “The Black Mamba” Mlambo of Ireland via unanimous decision.
“Brave 13: Europe Evolution” featured 12 bouts in total. It was graced by several celebrity athletes including former Bellator MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins, British professional boxer Amir Khan, English MMA fighter Darren “The Gorilla” Till, who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor, who also trains at SBG Ireland.
Till was on Silva’s corner while McGregor was on Mlambo’s corner. Also, Irish singer-songwriter Jack “Jack L” Lukeman took to the stage to perform for the crowd at the SSE Arena.
Here is Silva’s post-fight message: